When “Col. Mike” met the “Mercerator”
Ilana Mercer, back on the air
On July 2, 2020, with my favorite radio broadcaster, “Col. Mike”, of the John Fredericks Show, syndicated out of Virginia, for a wide-ranging discussion of the issues of the day—from the Soweto-style shantytowns that had sprung-up in Seattle, to China and the Covid quagmire, to America’s immigration-visa labyrinth, and much more.
In his interview style, the Colonel, so dubbed in deference to his military rank, will remind older listeners of the legendary George Putnam (by whom I was honored to be interviewed years back). Thus, when this columnist ventured to say that the Seattle police had no business deserting their headquarters and posts; that their first duty was to uphold the rights of the citizens of Seattle, not to obey the politized commands of Police Chief Carmen Best and Mayor Jenny Durkan—Col. Mike, who knows a thing or two about a chain-of-command, roared: “They should all be fired.”
Businesses looted and boarded-up are currently suing the City of Seattle. This farce, too, was explored during the interview—for who will pay for their legal remedy? Yes, you, the taxpayer! Taxpayers are subsidizing the degeneracy of politicians like Mayor Jenny, who should be collared and cuffed for abnegating their constitutional duty to uphold the property rights of her constituents.
We also discussed the manner in which high-tech was changing the city, draining it of its character. Then the outsourcing of American lives to China (and India), a matter this column has been covering since the early 2000s. By “lives”, we mean the very stuff of life. Not mere jobs, but careers, not just some products, but entire production lines; not one or two manufacturing plants, but the means of production. China didn’t force the traitors of the American economy to shift crucial production lines to its country and strand Americans without surgical and N-95 masks and medication, homegrown turncoats did. Giants of industry and technology, aided by the philosophical pygmies in government: they made these decisions, all by their lonesome. COVID saw many a Chinese multinational galvanized to ship supplies to the Mother Ship back home. Ostensibly international, Chinese companies operating in Australia, between January 24 and February 29, began vacuuming up tons of medical materials in the host country and beyond to send back to China. Home is where you ship to. And much more.
The sight of policemen and guardsmen across the U.S., abjectly kneeling before their BLM tormentors, conjured up a searing scene from the film “Deliverance.” “Squeal like a pig” – “say wee”.
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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook & Gab. New on YouTube